This photo really says it all for me.  It’s not meant to pick on LaRue Tactical, I hear they make fine guns although I’ve never shot one.

So what’s wrong with the sniper rifle of today? What’s plaguing an industry of copy cats and me too AR platforms?

They are way too heavy and too much crap hung on them (lights, straps, back up sights…).  Are we hunting bad guys or trying out for a static range beauty contest?  Based on my experience it’s the latter, just open any Harris publication and you’ll see exactly what I mean.